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Oral Health Promotion

Diabetes and obesity prevention

HCI provides a structured set of tools and processes for strategic implementation of health promotion, and incorporates various learning formats: in-person education sessions, reading materials and toolkits, webinars and parent trainings. Organization teams also participate in a mock parent-training session that allows teams to experience firsthand what parents would experience during a parent training session.

Since 2001, the HCI has trained over 200,000 families in 7 languages and in 50 states. Its training methodology is used by over 300 Head Start grantees and has consistently delivered measurable outcomes in improving knowledge, changing behavior, and reducing unnecessary utilization of health care services.

Why Is Health Literacy Important?

 

Health literacy has taken center stage as an imperative for improving health care and health outcomes.

Health Literacy is fundamental to individuals to make decisions, manage their health, and achieve health equity.

  • Evaluate and interpret health information
  • Make health decisions
  • Navigate health systems
  • Communicate with health care providers

Fundamental to the innovative approach taken by HCI is the recognition that low health literacy is a key obstacle and that to effectively disseminate knowledge and empower families, materials had to be tailored to the audience’s literacy level, language and culture. Also key to the success of HCI’s methodology is the recognition that relationship building and engagement are fundamental, leading to empowerment of parents and families. Increased health and wellness also leads to increased school readiness.

health literacy
Health literacy is taking center stage as an imperative for improving health care and health outcomes. HCI recognizes that to effectively disseminate knowledge and empower families, materials had to be tailored to the audience’s literacy level, language and culture. HCI recognizes that improving health literacy is a key stepping-stone to creating healthier families, healthier children and healthier communities.

Staff and Organizational Wellness

Building a Healthier Workplace 
Through a Coordinated and Strategic Approach

The UCLA Health Care Institute (HCI) is pleased to share with you that applications for its newest training opportunity are now available.

Now more than ever, as programs continue to move toward fully in-person comprehensive services, prioritizing staff well-being is essential. Creating a work environment where staff well-being and satisfaction are valued begins with a healthy organization. This new training can support your ongoing program efforts and activities to better incorporate a coordinated and strategic approach with a specific focus on promoting workplace wellness for Head Start and Early Head Start leadership and staff. The HCI’s systematic approach to wellness can lead to increased staff retention, satisfaction and better job performance as well as result in greater family engagement, empowerment and better child outcomes.

Online Training Schedule and Curriculum

This training will be held every Tuesday and Wednesday, over a 4-week period. Proposed curriculum is below.

May 10-11, 2022

May 17-18, 2022

May 24-25, 2022

May 31-June 1, 2022

(All sessions will be held from 9am-1:45pm PT; 12pm-4:45pm ET.)

Training Cost

$6,000 per agency and includes all learning materials, pre/post assessment tools and individualized data analysis. (AttTraining Costendance is limited to a maximum of 6 people per agency)

Participation of the HS/EHS Director, Human Resources Director and Health or Mental Health managers/consultants is highly recommended.

How to Apply

Please access the online application by clicking the box below. Space is limited, only 40 Head Start/Early Head Start programs will be accepted.

Deadline to Apply is Friday,
February 25, 2022 by 5pm PT.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 4, 2022.

Strategies to Promote Resilience and Wellness for Head Start Staff Through a Trauma Informed Lens

The UCLA Health Care Institute (HCI) is pleased to share with you that applications for its newest training opportunity for Head Start are now available. As you move towards fully in-person comprehensive services, this training can support your ongoing program efforts and activities to better incorporate a trauma-informed approach with a specific focus on promoting resilience and wellness for Head Start and Early Head Start staff. Learn trauma-informed practices and develop a strategic plan identifying current practices and next steps for building a trauma-sensitive and responsive organization. Participating agencies will also participate in multiple quality-improvement coaching calls over a 6-month period and receive evaluation tools to monitor their progress and change.

Program Details

The Trauma Informed Care Training for Head Start will be delivered VIRTUALLY over a 3-week period, 2 days per week, from 9am-2:30pm Pacific Time. Dates are as follows.

November 2-3, 2021
November 9-10, 2021
November 16-17, 2021

This training will help Head Start organizations and its staff to do the following:

  • Build awareness about their own experiences with trauma and how this impacts their current practice and work with children.
  • Understand their own triggers around children’s behaviors and utilize strategies to support themselves with awareness, reflection and self-care after experiencing burnout and compassion fatigue.
  • Learn trauma-informed practices that support attunement and relationship-building in the workplace, with an emphasis on reflection and inquiry, parallel process and reflective supervision grounded in relationship-based practice.
  • Conduct a self-assessment of their organization that will help identify current practices and next steps for building a trauma-sensitive and-responsive organization.

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For questions, please contact Dr. Ariella Herman at ariella.herman@anderson.ucla.edu or Carol Wang at carol.wang@anderson.ucla.edu

Parents Are Empowered to Be Their Children's First Teacher
 

“We believe health literacy is a door to family engagement, as each fimaly strives to do its best for children, together we are creating healthier families, healthier children, and healthier communities”

Ariella Herman
Research Director
UCLA Health Care Institute 



What Can HCI Do For You?
 
Increase school attendance
Increase parent’s work attendance
Increase staff, parent, and community engagement
Improve the health literacy of staff and families
Strengthen community partnerships

Publications & Additional Resources

HCI offers valuable resources and tools to promote healthy parenting

Explore our library of academic data, research, and content, created by Dr. Ariella Herman and various other health care experts.

Program Sponsors
 
Contact Us
 

UCLA Health Care Institute
Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza, Ste C-305
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481

Email Carol Wang at carol.wang@anderson.ucla.edu.